A return to Daraja Academy, the unique boarding school in Kenya devoted to the education of exceptional girls living in poverty. A follow-up to the original award-winning GIRLS OF DARAJA. Executive Producer: Deborah Santana


Provides an intimate look at the heart of the artistic process of the celebrated Broadway singers, composers, world-class jazz musicians, and beloved children’s book artists contributing to ‘Over The Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project’ --- a unique collection of original music and art to combat breast cancer. Executive Producers: Jodi & Daniel Glucksman

Official Selection:
2012 DOC NYC


Celebrating the unique and powerful Daraja Academy: a free secondary school for exceptional girls in rural Kenya. Daraja and its supporters believe educated girls can transcend poverty and change the world. Executive Producer: Deborah Santana

Winner: Audience Favorite
2011 Film Festival of Colorado

Winner: Jury Prize for Best Short Doc
2010 Lights Camera Help Film Festival

Closing Night Film:
Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Festival

Official Selection: Santa Cruz Film Festival, San Francisco Women’s Film Festival, Taos Shortz Film Fest, Ridgewood Film Festival

Nation Readers’ TOP TEN Videos
The Nation

‘Fund-Raising Videos That Work’
Chronicle of Philanthropy

‘How to Become An Activist’
Huffington Post


A groundbreaking work-in-progress documentary series on the causes & consequences
of the most corrosive human emotion.

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ROAD TO INGWAVUMA (ing-wah-VOOM-ah) documents some of America’s greatest artists — including Alfre Woodard, Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Carlos Santana, CCH Pounder, Jurnee Smollett and others — on their journey of service through post-apartheid South Africa. The mission: to support the country’s children in the fight against extreme poverty and the raging AIDS pandemic. With Artists for a New South Africa and appearances by former President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Executive Producer & Narrator: Deborah Santana

Opening Night Film
Boston International Film Festival

Closing Night Film
Creatively Speaking, BAM

Official Selection
Mill Valley Film Festival, Columbia University Forum on Global Health & Human Rights, CAA Foundation screening, New York Women In Film & Television NYC screening, Time Warner Center special screening

“I can’t recall ever having seen a film with that much humanity, generosity, kindness: the best of who we are.” – Albert Maysles, legendary documentarian

“Just as the film captures the beauty, the resilience, the energy, the strength, the dynamism of our country, it also shows the pain.” – Justice Albie Sachs, Constitutional Court of South Africa

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A collaboration with legendary cinematographer Albert Maysles, chronicling an American nun’s battle with the Vatican in support of lesbian and gay Catholics. Executive Producer: Tom Fontana

Winner: Audience Favorite
Philadelphia Int'l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Winner: Best Documentary
ReelPride Michigan

Honorable Mention
NewFest, NYC

Closing Night Film
FilmOut San Diego
Queer Screen Festival, Sydney

Official Selection: Film Society of Lincoln Center Independents Night, SilverDocs, Nashville Film Festival, Turin Int’l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Toronto Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, London Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival and many more.

“This gripping documentary by Barbara Rick is a must-see.”
— TimeOut NY

“Absorbing…excellent…enormous charm.”
— Variety

“Fabulous storytelling. A masterpiece.”
— Barbara Kopple, two-time Academy Award-winner

Chosen: TOP TEN Religion/Spirituality Films of 2009
— American Library Association BOOKLIST Magazine

Theatrical Run: Laemmle Theatres, Hollywood, CA

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How women in the news business changed journalism, the culture and the world. Featuring Anna Quindlen, Judy Woodruff, Geneva Overholser, Carole Simpson, Nina Totenberg, Narda Zacchino, and many more. Aired on PBS. Executive Producer: Joan Konner

News & Documentary Emmy for
“Outstanding Informational Programming
– Long Form”

DuPont Columbia Award

Official Selection
She Made It Collection, Paley Center for Media, NYC

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Exploring the unique and powerful ways human beings connect with the spiritual through sound.

A visual essay of distinct practices of voice, rhythm, and ritual including the chanting of Benedictine nuns in New England, the sounding of six-foot Moroccan horns at ancient Roman ruins, Native American flute against an urban backdrop, Javanese gamelan players, sacred sounds of Iraq, and rich American gospel music. The soundmakers and best-selling author Deepak Chopra speak to sound’s profound relevance to the spirit.

With best-selling author Deepak Chopra, Mother Dolores Hart, and The Glide Memorial Choir in San Francisco. Executive Producer: Pia Lindström

Official Selection
Mill Valley Film Festival, Lake Placid Film Forum, Maui Film Festival, American Psychological Association Convention

Theatrical Run
Red Vic Movie House, San Francisco, CA Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

“Makes joyful noise”
— San Francisco Chronicle

“What a wonder!”
— Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul

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